James "Ross" Calvin

Born on January 25, 1930

Departed on January 6, 2019 and resided in Nashville, TN

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James " Ross” Calvin – Age 89, passed away January 6, 2019 in Madison, TN.

Mr. Calvin is preceded in death by his; parents, Hank Calvin, Cassie Wooten; daughter, Cathy Kelley (John); brothers, Bill Calvin, Hank Calvin, Jr.; sister, Shirley Holder, and grandson, Donnie Stahr.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Linda Calvin; children, Mike Calvin (Dawn), Steve Calvin, Tony Calvin, Chris Calvin, Michele Calvin, Sandi Stahr, Tammy Binkley-Vanatta (Eddie); grandchildren, Walker, Cody, Coley, Cassie, Coree, Amber, Michael Ross, Christen, Trey, Tamica, Stephanie, Ashley, Amber, and 22 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Calvin was a veteran of the United States Navy and was also on the Navy Boxing Team. Mr. Calvin was a dedicated Fire Captain for the Metro Nashville Fire Department where he worked for 36 years. before retiring. He was a loving devoted husband. He enjoyed spending time with all of his grandkids and great grandkids fishing and playing cards. He will be greatly missed and memories will be cherished by all who had the opportunity to ever knowing the living legend.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at West Harpeth Funeral Home with Eddie Vanatta officiating. Burial to follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

Visitation with the family will be held on Monday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. at West Harpeth Funeral Home.

8 Comments to James "Ross" Calvin

  1. Tammy Binkley Vanatta
    January 6, 2019 6:23 pm

    Words will NEVER explain the LOVE & RESPECT
    that I not only learned from you & will FOREVER & ALWAYS HAVE FOR YOU & show to people just the way you taught me !!! Not a day will go by that I won’t have you on my mind & still will hold my head high to let anyone know ROSS CALVIN IS MY DADDY !!!!
    So Pawpaw you walk those streets of GOLD & as you
    Would say to Mama , HONEY if I get there before
    you I will find me a bench & be waiting on you !!! So find your bench Pawpaw & wait on this LOVING WOMAN THAT HER HEART IS BROKEN INTO 💔💔💔💔💔❤️❤️
    Love you FOREVER PAWPAW , Thank you for being a WONDERFUL DADDY ❤️ LOVE TAMMY 🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏

  2. Eddie & Tammy Binkley Vanatta
    January 6, 2019 6:58 pm

    LOVE TO A WONDERFUL MAN THAT WILL
    NEVER BE FORGOTTEN IN OUR HEART OR
    MINDS !!!!

    Rest in the WONDERFUL HEAVEN’S ABOVE
    With our WONDERFUL LORD !!!

  3. Cindy McCullough
    January 7, 2019 12:50 pm

    My thoughts and prayers and love are with all of you, it is a difficult loss, one of which takes a piece of your heart. I get through it with my memories and you will as well, it doesn’t get easier but when things get rough gather thoes memories. All my love and heart. Cindy

  4. .Jr. Bianski
    January 7, 2019 12:56 pm

    To a great friend and neighbor. I, always rememder our days on the Cumberland
    River. We knew ther were people that liked to fish and then there were fishermen.We sure sure could catch them fish and your hush puppies were the best. Our rounds of rummy with Linda and Janet was the best fun, ever.You will be in my memories and prayers. until we meet again. Condolences to Linda ,Mike,Tony, Weazel,Chris, Michelle..You were all great friends. Janet and Jr.

  5. Charles M. Vance
    January 7, 2019 1:28 pm

    Mike & the Calvin family I am very sorry for your loss. You & your family will be in my prayers.

  6. Emily Anderson
    January 7, 2019 7:36 pm

    So sorry that I will not be there to show all of you the love I have for you and for Ross. He was a wonderful man and raised strong children. Sending much love and many prayers for you all. Love Emily Parker Anderson

  7. Suzanne
    January 8, 2019 9:42 am

    Tammi – From all of your fellow WC Warriors:

    We are all thinking you and wishing you and your family peace during your time of sorrow.

  8. Bud Lovell
    January 10, 2019 4:17 pm

    I haven’t seen or had association with Ross for over 50 years as have lived in Lubbock, Tx for 53 years. I think I spoke to him at the Fire Hall where my brother Ed Lovell was stationed at I guess at 4th and Shelby St. bridge. Ed installed a radiator cooler in our Van as we were pulling a trailer back to TX. Ed was one of the Best. I think my buddy Tommy Partain was a good friend of Ross as he was a Boxer also. Oh fond memories. I am so glad to read Ross was apparently a Christian in Heaven. He, Ed, Tommy and many other Believers are having a Good Time there. I and others may not be too far behind them. PRAISE JESUS OUR SAVIOUR!!

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